“We are happy to be recognized for our work helping central Ohio homeowners and businesses go solar and reduce the impact of climate change,” says Kevin Eigel, president of Ecohouse. “We will use the prize money to help put up a solar electric system for the Third Hand Bike Co-op, a local nonprofit organization that makes cycling accessible for everyone in central Ohio.”
Nancy Vasquez Louth, manager of the Green Broom Brigade cooperative in Lompoc, CA, says the women of the cooperative will use the award to expand beyond their green-cleaning service’s current residential focus. “Winning this prize money will definitely give us the opportunity to purchase needed equipment so that we can expand into commercial cleaning using our same green-friendly products,” she says.
And finally, Ruthie Mundell, outreach manager at Community Forklift in Edmonston, MD, says the award will help tidy things up around their overflowing reuse/salvage/home-improvement center. “We’ve recently been offered unfinished space in a nearby warehouse,” she says. The prize money can help clean and fix it up. We can finally explore some exciting possibilities – like paint recycling, an upcycling workshop, or job training in deconstruction!”
Please join us in congratulating all of our People & Planet winners and finalists.
Here’s to the growing green economy,
LISTEN to Dr. KEVIN DANAHER on the GREEN ECONOMY here on this 1 minute PLANET CHECK Report.